EPISODE 193: DOUG JONES (PART 1)

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In Episode 193, AJ shares some thoughts on balancing thrival jobs with acting gigs – like his new one with the New York Musical Festival (NYMF) – then he and Trev respond to a listener question about how and when to move on from a comfortable-but-no-longer-challenging learning environment. Then Trev sits down with actor Doug Jones (Hell Boy, Falling Skies, Pan’s Labyrinth) to hear about how he's built a 3o-year career on physical specificity – and how “Mime Over Matter” and playing his school’s … [Read more...]

EPISODE 192: TAMMIE BAIRD (PART 2)

Episode 192: Tammie Baird (Part 2)

In Episode 192, AJ anticipates an upcoming “typical day in the life of a NYC actor,” Trev airs an image/materials/casting concern, and the dudes respond to a listener question about how to get started as a legit content creator (hint: it's hella simple). Then AJ and Jasmin sit down for Part 2 of their chat with actress and stuntwoman Tammie Baird – delving deeper into the parallels – or lack thereof – between casting stunt peeps and casting, like, just regular actors. Total running time: … [Read more...]

EPISODE 191: TAMMIE BAIRD (PART 1)

Episode 191: Tammie Baird (Part 1)

In Episode 191, Trev and AJ recap AJ’s recent Digital Actor Workshop in L.A., riff a bit on the network-backed musical trend (and AJ’s mysterious upcoming meeting), and do one more deep dive on the Equity / 99-seat thing. Then AJ and Jasmin sit down for Part 1 of their chat with actress and stuntwoman Tammie Baird – all about how she stumbled (no pun intended) into the work, and about what it takes, both physically and professionally, to stay in the game. Total running time: … [Read more...]

EPISODE 190: ALEXANDRA BOYLAN (PART 3)

Episode 190: Alexandra Boylan (Part 3)

In Episode 190, Trev and AJ reconnect in person (!!!) to chat about AJ’s Digital Actor Workshop, Trev’s continuing journey with Body Beast (fitness geek alert), and a listener-prompted discussion about “permission-based research” – or, how to eloquently (or not) solicit trust from potential collaborators. Then Trev sits down for the third and final part of his chat with actress and producer Alexandra Boylan to chat about the nitty gritty of making and distributing an independent feature film, … [Read more...]

EPISODE 189: ALEXANDRA BOYLAN (PART 2)

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In Episode 189, AJ shares about a unique career situation, and Trev sits down with actress and producer Alexandra Boylan for Part 2 of his chat about making her “pixie stick movie,” why NOT to have high expectations or investors on board for your first projects, and why your film’s poster is the most crucial asset it has. Total running time: 47:12. Picks of the Week: Body Beast [Rewards Link] (Trev) Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (AJ) Alexandra's Links: IMDB @aboylan4 Facebook Home … [Read more...]

EPISODE 188: ROCK THE VOTE

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In Episode 188, Trev and AJ interrupt their regularly scheduled interview series to share a very special “Rock the Vote” episode, dedicated to arming and empowering theatre artists with everything they need to know about the Actor’s Equity / 99-seat referendum. Listen in as AJ unravels the context, history, what ifs, and action items in his in-depth conversations with veteran actors Rebecca Metz and Dakin Matthews. And even if you’re not an Equity member (or in Los Angeles), this is still a … [Read more...]

EPISODE 187: ALEXANDRA BOYLAN (PART 1)

Episode 187: Alexandra Boylan (Part 1)

In Episode 187, Trev and AJ chat about the “writing on the wall” – whether or not the CA drought combined with the growing trend of out-of-stage productions is a sign of things to come – as well as some thoughts on getting into the industry at a later age, and what’s to be gained from hitting up acting and modeling conventions. Then Trev sits down with actress/producer Alexandra Boylan for the first of a must-hear three part chat on how she went from the damaging “pick me mentality” to … [Read more...]

EPISODE 186: 2015 Q1 REVIEW

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In Episode 186 – the final episode of Season 6 – AJ and Trev recap the first 90 days of the year, in the very first Quarterly Review episode. What worked? What didn’t? Why? And what’s next? And what the heck is an LOA? And hey, did that membership thing they keep talking about happen? (Spoiler alert: yes, yes it did.) Total running time: 59:09. Mentioned in Episode 186: AJ's Q2 LOA Trev's Q2 LOA The IAP Q1 Recalibrate + Reconnect Guide Things Omnifocus Evernote Getting Things … [Read more...]

EPISODE 185: JEREMY GORDON (PART 2)

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In Episode 185, AJ shares how he and Jasmin are making their first “credit card” short film – and getting their money back, while Trev geeks out on actually having a role to beef up for. There’s a little more about the Equity/99-seat thing (but not much), too, as well as some thoughts on why or when a filmmaker should move to Los Angeles (or not) before Trev sits down for the second and final part of his chat with Casting Director / Associate Jeremy Gordon (Psych, Law & … [Read more...]

EPISODE 184: JEREMY GORDON (PART 1)

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In Episode 184, AJ shares his most recent audition meeting experience – and why it’s so important to make the most of “who you be” as a unique individual. Then Trev sits down with casting director Jeremy Gordon (Psych, Law & Order, The Wolverine) for the first of a 2-part chat on his journey, what it might truly take to call oneself an actor, a great example of what NOT to say in auditions, and more. Total running time: 32:04. Mentioned in Episode 184: Tyrant Picks of the … [Read more...]